2017 Press Releases
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AG Jepsen: Multistate Investigations Seek Documents from Opioid Manufacturers and Distributors
Attorney General George Jepsen today said that a bipartisan coalition of 39 attorneys general from across the country have demanded information and documents from both the manufacturers and the distributors of prescription opioid drugs.
AG Jepsen, Investigating AGs Ask Equifax to Disable Fee-based Monitoring Services, Reimburse Fees for Security Freezes
Attorney General George Jepsen today joined with attorneys general around the country in a letter to credit reporting firm Equifax requesting that it disable links for enrollment in fee-based credit monitoring service in the wake of the massive data breach impacting 143 million people.
Statement from AG Jepsen on Equifax Data Breach
"We will be seeking to understand the circumstances that led to the breach, the reasons for the apparent delay between the breach and the company’s public announcement, and what protections the company had in place at the time of the breach. We will be monitoring closely the company's response in order to ensure that Connecticut consumers are protected."
Conn. Reaches State-Federal Settlement with Hartford Dispensary to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations
The Hartford Dispensary will pay $627,000 through a federal-state settlement to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by falsely certifying to federal and state officials that it had a current medical director that was performing his duties in accordance with federal and state law, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services (DSS) Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
Conn. Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging President Trump on DACA
Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined with a coalition of 14 other states and the District of Columbia in suing President Donald Trump and his administration seeking to invalidate his memorandum that ends the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program and to enjoin federal agencies from using information gathered through DACA in immigration enforcement efforts.
Statement from AG Jepsen on President Trump's DACA Announcement
"I am disappointed in President Trump's actions today. DACA is not only lawful, it is smart and compassionate public policy."
Connecticut Leads $3.5M Multistate Settlement with Lenovo over Installation of Hacker-vulnerable Software on Laptop Computers
Connecticut has joined with 31 other states in a settlement with technology company Lenovo (United States) Inc. to resolve allegations that the company violated state consumer protection laws by pre-installing faulty software on laptop computers sold to Connecticut consumers that made consumers' personal information vulnerable to hackers, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull said today.
AG Jepsen, Consumer Counsel Katz: PURA Approves $5M Settlement with Electric Supplier Palmco
Under a settlement agreement approved by the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) yesterday, electric supply company Palmco Power CT, LLC will pay $5 million to the state of Connecticut and relinquish its electric supplier license for a period of five years, Attorney General George Jepsen and Consumer Counsel Elin Swanson Katz said.
Conn. Leads $5.5M Multistate Settlement with Nationwide Insurance Company over 2012 Data Breach
Connecticut has joined with 31 other states and the District of Columbia in a $5.5 million settlement with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and its subsidiary, Allied Property & Casualty Insurance Company, that resolves the states' investigation into a 2012 data breach that exposed sensitive personal information of 1.2 million consumers across the country, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull announced today.
AG Jepsen Joins 18 Other AGs in Urging Protection for Transgender Service Members
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined in a coalition with 18 other attorneys general in expressing their opposition to President Trump's ban on transgender men and women serving in the United States Armed Forces.
AG Jepsen, State AGs Urge Continued Protections for Campus Sexual Assault Victims
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined with 19 other attorneys general in a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to express concerns over reports that the federal Department of Education intends to roll back policies designed to protect victims of sexual assault on college and university campuses.
State Initiates False Claims Act Lawsuit against Norwalk Family Practitioner over Medicaid Fraud Allegations
The state has initiated a False Claims Act lawsuit alleging that a Norwalk-based family practitioner engaged in a pervasive and illegal scheme to defraud Connecticut's Medicaid program by submitting false claims for services never provided, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Social Services Commissioner Roderick L. Bremby said today.
State Officials Warn Connecticut Residents of Ongoing Phone Scammers Posing as IRS Agents
Connecticut officials warn residents to stay on alert for telephone callers who pose as an Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents and attempt to get an immediate tax payment, Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin B. Sullivan, Attorney General George Jepsen and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull said today.
AG Jepsen: Conn. Joins Effort to Fight Trump Move Weakening Protections against Predatory For-profit Colleges
Attorney General George Jepsen today announced that Connecticut has joined 18 other attorneys general in a federal lawsuit against Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and the United States Department of Education that seeks to stop the department's abandonment of new rules to hold abusive colleges and universities accountable for misconduct and to relieve their students from federal loan indebtedness incurred as a result of misconduct.
AG Jepsen and Broad Coalition Vow Lawsuit if EPA Continues Ignoring Legal Duty to Control Methane Pollution
Attorney General George Jepsen has joined a coalition of 15 other attorneys general, the California Air Resources Board, and the Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago in notifying the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of their intention to sue the Agency. In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, the coalition provides the required notice of their intention to sue for failing to fulfill its mandatory obligation under the Clean Air Act to control methane emissions from existing oil and natural gas sources and for "unreasonably delaying" the issuance of such controls.